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Update: Mechanical failure in the Hecto fiber positioner

The Instrument Support Group and SAO team (working remotely) continue to work on the issue with gripper #2 in the Hectospec fiber positioner. We anticipate returning the instrument to service in early 2021b.

MMT Observing Schedule: May- July 2021

The observing schedule for May- July 2021 can be found here.

MMT Observing Schedule: January – April 2021

The observing schedule for January – April 2021 can be found here.

Nat Carleton Obituary

Nat Carleton passed away on February 25, 2020 at the age of 90. Nat was one of the founding fathers of the MMT Observatory. He served as SAO’s Project Scientist, along with Bill Hoffman at the University …